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Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Sunday Jan 12, 2014 12:17 PM | BY: T

Activity at the volcano remains unchanged. Eruptions with frequent small to medium-sized pyroclastic flows (up to 4-5 km length) continue and more than 25,000 people are reported evacuated. Problems caused by the extensive damage to crops and structures, health and infrastructure problems caused by the ongoing crisis with ash everywhere are increasing.
Recommended: Check out some great photos of the glowing lava dome, incandescent avalanches and a superb shot by Sutanta Aditya of a pyroclastic flow and related mushroom-shaped co-ignimbrite ash plume (lighter ash rising from the main body of the pyroclastic flow immediately after its emplacement) taken on 7 Jan.
Previous news
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014
The volcano continues to be very active with viscous lava extruded at the new dome, which frequently collapses to form hot avalanches (pyroclastic flows) that generate ash plumes rising up to a few km. ... [more]
4.5 km long pyroclastic flow from Sinabung this morning
Friday, Jan 10, 2014
Activity of the volcano has remained similar to the previous days. The actively growing lava dome, being a mass of unstable, moderately viscous lava, frequently collapses in parts and produces hot bloack and ash avalanches (pyroclastic flows) that reached up to 4.5 km distance. According to the latest figures, the number of refugees from the 5-7 km exclusion zone has reached approx. 25,000. [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning
Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014
The volcano's eruption remains essentially stable. The volcano continues to produce frequent pyroclastic flows - avalanches of lava rocks and ash mixed with gas and air, triggered by partial collapses of the growing lava dome. They continue to reach 2-4 km lengths and run down the SE slope where an extensive delta of pyroclastic deposits is formed. ... [more]
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow this morning and the delta of the fresh pyroclastic deposits at th SE foot of Sinabung
Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014
The activity of the volcano has remained similar with frequent, fortunately only small to medium sized pyroclastic flows and associated ash plumes. [more]

Monday, Jan 06, 2014
Activity has remained high, with reported 60 explosions/pyroclastic flows today, according to Karo News. The size of the flows continues to increase gradually and approaches 5 km distance. ... [more]

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